“Busy” and “overwhelm” are serious problems that don’t go away without a plan to tackle them. Having a Strategy Guide to deal with these scenarios can be huge. Knowing that, I’ve created a personal checklist (yes, a real checklist) for myself of things I can do when I can’t seem to get out of my own head. These ideas help me break through overwhelm—and get back to a more natural state where I can start making progress on tackling what I need to for the day.
The Lean Green Bean
It’s pretty much the best combo of ingredients I can think of. I love strawberry spinach salad, so when I decided to make this sandwich, I knew I wanted to include that flavor combo. And since leftover chicken is something I always seem to have laying around, I figured why not come up with a way to transform it into something new and exciting for lunch.
Maybe you have fitness goals you want to accomplish, or like me, you NEED the endorphins for your mental happiness. Life gets in the way, chores pile up, kiddo-related to-dos are mounting, and the workout can slip lower and lower on the priority ladder. I know that I’m a happier, healthier human when I get in a consistent workout routine, and I thought I’d share some of the tips that help me make it happen.
On a recent podcast I was listening to the guest who was being interviewed was asked what one piece of advice she would give to people struggling with body image and self acceptance. She answered simply “live in your body”. What an idea. She didn’t preach body love or that you should feel great about every part of your body everyday. Simply, LIVE IN YOUR BODY. Accept it for what it is and acknowledge it for what it does.
The Healthy Maven
You do not need to lose weight for your wedding. You do not need to take up less space to be a beautiful bride. Your wedding weight is whatever weight you weigh on your wedding day, not some arbitrary number you might as well have picked out of a hat. You will look beautiful on your wedding day, no matter what weight you’re at.
The Balanced Blonde
By the way… my greatest desire and dream right now is to transcribe my process with Lyme into a book, and write a new memoir. This was my first memoir, and SO MUCH has changed since that time in my life. But writing it was one of the coolest things I have ever done, especially because I have dreamt since I was a little girl about being an author above all else.
The Healthy Foodie
Well, let me tell you, this raw corn chowder recipe certainly fits the bill! This is one soup I truly wish I could eat year ’round. It’s soooo good, simple, fresh and incredibly easy to make. It has a deliciously subtle and delicate flavor profile, too; nothing overpowering here. It’s also unbelievably smooth and creamy, thanks to the presence of the avocado, yet it also has this very agreeable little crunch, thanks to the addition of the chopped walnuts.
Mark’s Daily Apple
Let’s consider the basics just that: basics you should already have a handle on. These are practices that you’ve already integrated—eat whole foods, avoid unnecessary carbs, stop fearing fat and animal protein, lift heavy things, and such—and don’t require any more cajoling or prodding. It’s more helpful to develop some daily habits that you probably hadn’t considered.
A Healthy Slice of Life
Happy people are happy because they make up their minds to be. It’s a conscience effort to look for the good and choose to see it. I’ve learned that every single person has a story that will make you cry- every single person. Happy people are not just people whose lives have turned out better than others, they are people that are continuously deciding to choose happiness.